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The Death Penalty: Should it be Legal in the UK?

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Started: 12/2/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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zookdook1

Pro

I am starting Pro (We should incorporate the death penalty into the UK's legal system), Acceptor will be Con (We should not incorporate the death penalty into the UK's legal system).

1st round is for accepting. Arguments in 2nd round.

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naw

Con

we should not put the death penalty in 1 its 2 expensive two it does not stop all crime
Debate Round No. 1
zookdook1

Pro

It may not stop all crime, but it's certainly not expensive.
1. Cost
2. Ethics

1. It costs, currently, around "40,000 per prisoner per year in the UK. There are 85,982 prisoners, totalling at "3,439,280,000 per year on prisoners. 3 billion pounds. We could cut this amount massively by executing rapists, murderers, pedophiles. This would free up millions of pounds which could be spent on education or the NHS.

2. It may not stop all crime, that's not the intention. The intention is to stop past offenders from reoffending, permanently. As a side effect it discourages 'chancers'; people who happen to spot an open window or door and decide that it's some easy money, with no pre-planning. These people would certainly think twice if there's a chance they'll die if they try thieving from the house.
naw

Con

naw forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
zookdook1

Pro

I'll take that as a win.
naw

Con

naw forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
zookdook1

Pro

zookdook1 forfeited this round.
naw

Con

naw forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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